Mobile phone users can now use their own devices on more than 245 aircraft across 13 different airlines, thanks to connectivity provided by AeroMobile.
Netbiscuits has rolled out a cloud-based Device Routing tool, which is designed to offer a simple solution that allows businesses of all sizes to route web traffic to the right online experience based on their device type.
Hailo, the world’s favourite taxi app that enables people to hail and pay for a cab with just two taps, celebrated a landmark occasion in Manchester this weekend with the world’s first Cake and Cuppa cab service.
Shop mannequins coming to life has been a long running theme in sci-fi show Dr Who, occurring at least three times since 1970. But now it has become a reality, albeit less threateningly, with beacon company Iconeme installing Bluetooth beacons in shop dummies to engage consumers in a more ‘human’ (more…)
Online food ordering site hungryhouse.co.uk has found that you may be able to tell more than you think about a person’s food cravings, based on what mobile phone they use.
To celebrate the launch of My Monopoly – the Monopoly game that allows players to personalise properties, tokens and more – visitors to Westfield Stratford shopping centre in West London this past weekend got the chance to experience Monopoly like never before.
The British Museum has teamed up with London based tech-company Gamar to bring to life objects, artifacts and priceless treasures of the past using the power of… mobile games.
Convenience store chain One Stop is introducing SMS and email couponing to make it quicker and easier for customers to redeem offers in store using their mobile phones.
Prepay and payments processor epay is joining forces with beacon company Appflare to allow epay-enabled stores to offer coupons and offers, mobile top ups and even payments directly to and from mobile phones.
If you think having a mobile retail strategy is about having in app then think again. Today its about everything playing together. And that’s exciting rather than difficult, says Dan Mortimer, CEO at Red Ant
Browsers flipping through Argos’s latest catalogue can now see more than ever by scanning more than 300 pieces of augmented reality content. By using the Argos Scan function in the existing Argos app, already downloaded by more than 8m customers, smartphone and tablet users can scan the marked pages or (more…)
More people than ever before are shopping online – driven increasingly by mobile, with nearly half of mobile users (48%) making purchases online regularly. In addition nearly 1 in 5 browse products online before buying in stores. Taken together, more than 70% of mobile consumers shop online.
The deal forged between former tech enemies IBM and Apple that will see IBM tweak its enterprise mobility solutions and apps to work really well on Apple devices is set to have a big impact on retail.
Despite making up a smaller portion of the smartphone user base, iOS users constitute the majority of the mobile commerce market, according to new research from EPiServer into the mobile buying habits of smartphone and tablet owners in the UK, across iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry devices.
Budget airline Easyjet is to trial beacon technology across three major European airports with the aim of helping passengers better navigate their way through the often labyrinthine, quasi-shopping malls hundreds of miles from their destination city.
Many retailers will now able to install iBeacon technology for free, thanks to a new offer from Appflare, a leader in iBeacon technology, security and deployment.
The latest study of the US m-commerce market by analytics firm Custora, finds that m-retail is now a $40billion a year market, up from a mere $2billion in 2010 – but that, while Apple devices still account for 80% of the orders made on tablets, Kindle Fire already has 4%, (more…)
Amazon has rolled out its much vaunted Fire smartphone, and aims to make shopping a one-touch mobile experience. It also has the potential to put the wind up all other retailers, just as they get to grips with integrating mobile into their offerings.
More than a quarter of all online sales in the UK take place via smartphones and tablets; by 2018, that figure will near two in five. So finds new figures from eMarketer, which suggests that shopping on mobile devices will account for a rapidly growing share of UK retail e-commerce (more…)
New research, covering 2,540 consumers, has discovered that 72% of respondents now use public WiFi – with 78% specifically look for free WiFi connections when out in public places. And this attracts visitors to retailers who offer it, improving footfall and spending.